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Farmers Fear Milk Could Surge To $6 A Gallon If No ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal Reached

As the nation inches toward the economic “fiscal cliff,” anxiety is growing in farm country about an obscure tangent of the Washington political standoff that reaches into the dairy industry and, indirectly, into the household budgets of consumers who buy milk and cheese.